Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Chair Time

Prayer for me is like breathing. I find myself in a constant conversation with the Lord. I know, that if my kids know anything about me is that I pray, a lot. Lately, the prayers have been out loud and more desperate, "Oh Lord, please help me, I need You to make it through this day!" I believe firmly that prayer works. God hears my call, and more importantly that I am the one transformed as I do. I could write a good many things about prayer and the legacy I want to leave my children. But, I heard this quote the other day and it truly sums up my heart. I am not one to say something that others have said better. So I thought I would share this with you:

"We must live for God out of the prayer closet if we want to meet God in the prayer closet. We must bless God with praying lives if we want to have God's blessing in the prayer closet. We must do God's will in our lives if we want to have God's ear in the prayer closet. .....If we want to have have God's presence in the prayer closet, God must have us out of the prayer closet. There is no way of praying to God, except by living to God. The prayer closet is not a confessional, simply, but the hour of holy communion, of high and sweet communication, and of intense intercession."
E.M.Bounds from his chapter on Prayerless Praying

My heart, my passion, my prayer is that my life outside the prayer closet will make my time in it filled with sweeter communication and intense intercession. And, that as little eyes are watching the line between the two will be hard to see.

Looking Forward,


  1. Love your chair Tuesdays. I don't know where I'd be without prayer, either.

    I really couldn't live.

  2. prayer. like breathing. yes...

    I'm thinking about this today. and thinking about the national day of prayer on Friday...

    amy in peru

  3. I need to focus more on prayer. I hate feeling like sometimes I am going to God in desperation. I need to prayer, like breathing.

    I am getting so excited to meet you in a few weeks. I can't wait!

  4. wow! what an amazing post. i wish for the same...a deep connection to God that my children will see clearly.

  5. What a sweet chair time! I love your last line... "And, that as little eyes are watching the line between the two will be hard to see." May that be true in all our lives! What a sweet reminder... thank you! ♥

  6. Thanks for sharing this..it is so true! I like your blog..stopping by from GIS. Have a great day :)